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i'm grateful for jorge ramos and fusion that senator rand paul has been forced to respond to the plagiarism tonight given his incoherence in his ex-play -- explanation. i have a feeling this may not be the end of it. . good morning and happy halloween. right now on "first look" -- the boston red sox are your 2013 world series champs. and celebrations continue even now in beantown. no celebrating for kathleen sebelius during a health care grilling. plus mother nature is scaring up tricky troubles for halloween. good morning and happy halloween. i'm mara schiavocampo. we start in boston where the celebration has been 95 years in the making. >> it hasn't happened at fenway park for 95 years, the red sox are world champions.
>> last night the red sox won their third world series in a decade but their first at fenway park since 1918. the night began with an appearance by red sox legends. fisk hit the famous walkoff homer. shane victorineo with a triple. in the fourth drew powers a solo homer driving the fans into a frenzy with the sox up 4-0. the bench goes wild with one of boston's finest caught celebrating. in the fourth bringing in big papi. the red sox win it all 6-1.
ortiz was named series mvp with two homers, six rbis and a .688 batting average. here is big papi. >> this is for all of you who have struggled this year. >> boston police have reported a handful of arrests. the celebrations continue into the wee hours of the morning. turning to hss secretary kathleen sebelius' grilling on capitol hill. she apologized and defended the overhaul. the site's glitches aren't the only problem. kelly o'donnell has more. >> you deserve better. i apologize. i am accountable to you for fixing these problems and i am committed to earning your
confidence back by fixing the site. hold me accountable for the debacle. >> reporter: sebelius admitted to failing to do enough testing. >> do you believe it was enough time to complete testing. >> clearly not. >> reporter: frustration and confusion over a promise often made by the president. >> the president kept saying if you like your health care plan you can keep it. is he keeping his promise? >> yes he is. >> reporter: lawmakers complain that constituents without employer provided insurance say their insurance is being canceled or prices hiked. >> they don't offer the minimum essential benefits. is that correct? >> that is correct. >> reporter: sebelius responded that that only affects a small number of americans. >> consumers have a right to shop anywhere to compare plans.
>> that was kelly o'donnell reporting. questions are mounting on whether the site is secure. at issue is your private information and whether it is safe once you type it in. michael isikoff explains. >> don't you think you have the obligation to tell the american people that we are going to put you in this system but beware, your information is likely to be vulnerable? would you commit today, secretary, to shut down the system and do a security test? >> no, sir, if you read the memo -- >> i have read it. >> reporter: that memo three days before the october 1 launch date warned that testing of the site was not finished exposing a level of uncertainty that could be deemed as a high risk. sebelius said hss officials are taking steps to tighten security.
he was chief of the social security administration under presidents bush and obama until february and tells nbc news that officials were carving out exemptions allowing social security numbers and financial information to be shared with local governments, private contractors, employers, family members and department of homeland security. administration officials say sharing data is essential. >> that's michael he is coughmi isikoff reporting. new numbers this morning show americans are split over the health care law. it is all in the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll. it reveals bad news for president obama. tracie potts is live in washington with all of the details. >> reporter: good morning. in the poll, the president's approval rating is at an all-time low. it's he at 42% compared to 51%
now disapprove of how the president is doing his job. and take a look at how that has changed over time. going back to january, the beginning of his second term, he was at 52%. then we had the irs scandal and the benghazi hearing. it dropped a bit. by june, the nsa leaks came out. edward snowden was leaking information about america's secrets. his approval rating dropped again. and then by september with the president's critics saying he was indecisive on syria, we saw it drop down to 45% and now 42%. interestingly, the president's likability until now has held up, but for the first time that's upside down, as well, with 41% looking at him positively compared to more, 45%, seeing him in a negative light. and a lot of this now has to do with this troubled website. what about obama care, how do americans feel about it? 37% say it's a good idea, but more now, 47%, think it's a bad
idea. republicans also taking a hit. their positive ratings for the party now at 22%. so bad news for republicans, bad news for the white house in this poll. >> all right. tracie potts, thanks so much. now to the latest in sports from my friend richard lui. good morning. >> good morning. 76ers favorite allen iverson has formally announced his retirement. >> i'm going to always be a 6er until i die. i'm always going to be a boomer up i die. sglefs draft >> he was drafted in 1996. when he stopped playing in 2010, the game average over 26 points. the young 6ers team was led by michael carter williams and this powered up, heat come back with a steal. pass roger mason jr.. in the he said, 6ers upset the
heat. remodeled brooklyn nets, at the end back to back triples. game tied 82 all. but the cavs take it 98-94. who doesn't like a monster alley-oop? do you like one, marra? >> sure, if you say so. . >> there you go. just like wilt used to do it. >> who? >> yeah, wilt chamberlain like 100 years ago. here he is waiving bye-bye. the nfl not liking it. and they're considering a rule change here to negate player taunts like that. tonight thursday night football, first place cincinnati bengals take on the miami dolphins. you and i will be asleep. david hebeckham coming out of retirement to buy a major u.s.
soccer team in miami. the discount price for that team, $25 million. >> bargain. >> yeah, because of stipulations in the original galaxy deal. but listen to this, the savings could amount to $75 million. >> like i said, bargain. l thank, richard. some wicked weather is rrying up concerns for trick-or-treaters in parts of the midwest. a major storm hammered parts of kansas with heavy winds and hail creating treacherous road conditions and knocking down power lines. due to tornado lets in the region, several communities opted to celebrate halloween a
day before the whholiday. and now for a look at our forecast, here is bill karins. >> some of the worst halloween forecasts i've had to give. it will be raining in so many plays. overnight, this storm not just inconvenienced with halloween, buts it's life threatening. these thunderstorms moving to the northeast. be careful. a lot of rivers are already at major flood stage. water rescues near austin. the green is the rain. look at the rain shield all the way up from texas into the great lakes, into canada now. so a huge rain shield with us all day long. much of the northeast will be getting cloudier and wert as tt the day goes on. on this map, this shows us what will happen in the time ahead. the white is the clouds, but the red and yl low ellow is the hea rains. a little bit of light rain in new england. >> and this is for some kids
like the ones that were affected by sandy last year, we're talking about now two years in a row. >> i know. but it won't be canceled in new england, but a lot of places in the midwest have canceled. >> they can always reschedule. >> friday night not bad. man loses his will finger during a crime, but cops got the finger print and the perp. plus another major publications refuses to print the name of washington's football team. the controversy is heating up. that story next. the secret is out. hydration is in. [ female announcer ] only aveeno daily moisturizing lotion
now to other stories making news this morning. 29-year-old was arrested in glendale because of a severed finger left at the scene of an attempted theft of copper wire. police retrieved the finger as evidence and a print led officers to the suspect. and the "san francisco chronicle" will no longer use the term redskins when referring
to the nfl team. there was no decision after the nfl's meeting with a representative of the nation which says redskins is a racial slur. high school football players are nearly twice as likely to get concussions as college players. a new report by the institute of medicine and national research council says while helmet and mouth guard use is important, the brain is floating freely within the skull, so serious impacts will create damage. and the dramatic end to a high speed chase in milwaukee. a suspected drunk driver was fleeing police at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour when his car hit a concrete barrier and went flying mr. to a deputy's car. both the driver and deputy were injured.inmr. to a deputy's car. both the driver and deputy were injured.r. to a deputy's car. both the driver and deputy were injured. to a deputy's car. both the driver and deputy were injured. bob gates has a new job. we'll tell you about coming up next.
and now here is your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. as of this morning, cory booker is no longer the mayor of newark, new jersey. his resignation went into effect at midnight. the 44-year-old democrat will be sworn into the u.s. senate today at noon. also before members of the senate democratic caucus are getting behind the employment nondiscrimination act. west virginia's joe manchin was the loan hold out up wednesday. the bill aims to protect lbgt employees from discrimination. >> now you're sure all familiar with the "whatever" moment from
the hearing. but that wasn't the craziest part. >> were you born in kansas? >> i was born in cincinnati, ohio. >> i was in the third grade there and i thought i saw on you a tricycle there one day. >> well, it was an illusion. >> certainly a memorable moment. and just for clarification for congressman, had he seen her, she would have to be about two decades older. blame it on the "new york times". that's what anthony weiner is doing. in an article for gq, the former congressman says his bid failed because a times reporter didn't push him hard enough. he's referring to the anticipate cover story of "new york times" magazine, weeper o eweeper, he scandals would have come out sooner. robert gates will soon lead
the boy scouts of america.would. robert gates will soon lead the boy scouts of america. he was elected to serve as the group's national president. >> and ted cruise makes an appearance on late night tv. he'll appear on "the tonight show" with jay leno next friday appearance on late night tv. he'll appear on "the tonight show" with jay leno next friday appearance on late night tv. he'll appear on "the tonight show" with jay leno next friday appearance on late night tv. he'll appear on "the tonight show" with jay leno next friday appearance on late night tv. he'll appear on "the tonight show" with jay leno next friday. for more now on our new nbc news "wall street journal" poll, we're joined by bob franken in d.c.. thanks for being here. >> good morning. >> let's talk about some of the poll numbers. president obama's approval ratings now at an all-time low. so what do you think the biggest reasons are for this and what needs to happen for his numbers to stop falling? >> i think what needs to happen is that his signature policy achievement of his administration, that is to say b obama care, rights itself. i think this is a reaction to his roller coaster ride in the polls. it was probably much higher, in fact i know it was much hire after he put the republicans in
their place in the recent budget negotiations. but he's had a real up and down second term and now i think he's on a downward roll. >> another interesting finding from the poll, 63% of those polled want to replace their own member of congress, that's the highest percentage ever recorded. so do you think that means that we'll see a lot of turnover in 2014? >> well, it could mean that if it was sustained. i think however that people are sort of helping incumbents, particularly republicans are helped when obama care falters as it has because then they can say i told you so and i think those numbers could turn around a bit. i think what you're really seeing in all these numbers is a disgust with government, which is really dangerous. >> and when it comes to obama care, a majority of americans now, 52%, position it nethink sr overhaul or eliminated. >> i think some of that is reflected of the debacle that has been a start up of it.
i have an answer. it if you want to solve the website problems, all you have to do is turn the entire program over to the national security agency. nsa has a website that just won't quit as we all know. >> all right. bob franken, thanks so much. coming up, bill karins and richard lui will be here for first buzz. all the stories we're talking about this morning including halloween costumes and this new menu item. but first, a little bit of spooky trivia. what percentage of americans believe in ghosts? is it 15%, 25%, 35%, or 45%? we'll have the answer when "first look" returns. before william hughes fought in vietnam... and john hughes jumped into normandy... and john anderson hughes served in world war i... and before robert hughes joined the spanish-american war... there were families connected to the belief that freedom was worth fighting for.
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before the break, we asked according to a recent survey, what percentage of americans believe in ghosts. the answer, 45% believe in goes or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places or situations. 43% do not think they harm or interact with the living. time now for first buzz. i'm joined by bill karins and richard lui. bill is far away right now. but the ghost thing is interesting. i personally believe dead people have a lot of better things to do with their time. >> i believe. you don't. richard, tie breaker? >> i think they do. >> bill, what you got? >> biggest press conference in d.c. yesterday was by the first lady with the characters of sesame street to promote produce in growries in the store. they will waive the licensing fee for all the furry friends, so when you go down the aisle,
kids want to buy stuff they typically wouldn't and at the press conference, there was a little bit of a gun show. >> check out these muscles. >> it's mighty. your muscle, too. so powerful. >> let me see your muscle. >> whoa. >> never a good idea to go up against her. >> you'll lose that gun show. >> and i ingot to say, this pre briefing is probably on par. >> it's not a small thing that they're waving owing the living pea. fee. >> that's a lot of money, two years. richard, how about you? >> i have an interesting one. a study came out, evidently you look better when you are in a group. 5.5% better according to what they have found. and the reason being theoretically is that when you
are together like you dress up in costumes together, it averages out the idiosyncrasies you have visually in your pace so that basically you look better if the people in your group may have a different -- >> this perplexes me because everybody looks better in a group, right? so how can that be statistically accurate? >> some might say you look better shredly because more attention is brought to you. right? because urt tyou're the person can agent out moct out more. but when you're in a group, you divide it up. according to the study, 5.5% better. >> okay. i'll hang with you. >> there you go. it's breakfast time, so i want to show you a new little treat brewing in philadelphia. it's the fried twinkie burger. a burger joint in philly is making this. it's two deep fried twinkies as the bun, and then there is bacon and a pork belly pattie with
american cheese. nobody love as twinkie more than me, but looking at that makes me nauseous. >> hook me up to the iv. but sounds like a great idea. anything with a twinkie. >> a little adventure in food. this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned, "way too early," starts right now. happy halloween. this ball is off the monster. one run scores. here comes ortiz. here comes gomes. he is safe. and he strikes out. it hasn't happened at fenway park for 95 years. the red sox are world champions. >> pretty awesome if you are